Thursday, November 24, 2011

Black Friday Shopping.

How about we fill all the Kindles, Nooks and e-readers with books from Indie writers. Everyone has shopped till they drop. Lets make it easy for you. There are so many wonderful writers with every kind of book your friends and family would love. Here is a start then wander of to the Coffin Hop list so many wonderful writers.  This Brilliant Darkness  Damian's Oracle  The Reunion Unsceptred Isle  Haunted Bedtime Stories    Haunted Bedtime Stories for Nook, Ipad and other e-readers.

So why not add these books to all the e-readers you buy. Give the ones you love a great gift of books. Thank you all so much for your support. Lets support all the great writers in Coffin Hop.
Black Friday, I am sleeping in and relaxing doing a bit of writing. What did you do on Black Friday?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

NaNowrimo and Coffin Hop Thank you.

I was asked what I was doing this month with NaNowrimo. I sadly failed! Well, failed is wrong. I was interrupted by life yet again. Life gets in the way of your plans as you make a list of what to do. Then you are thrown another list of things. I do not feel bad I know I am with thousands of others who tried. It's OK I have a good start on a novel anyway. I know how hard others are working and I am thrilled for them. I hope that everyone I know who is writing a novel this month soars.
Princess and I have gotten much done. All my Christmas shopping is done, house is clean for estate agents and I did write. 
I also wanted to take this time to thank all the writers in Coffin Hop who shared so much of their time on blogs. It was good fun and I learned so much. I meet so many wonderful writers. Also Thank all of you who read our books and blogs. Thank you.

Princess says it is time to get back to work.
I hope Coffin Hop lead you to many new books to read. So what are reading? 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Bonfire Night, Guy Fawkes

Guy Fawkes day, I am not sure what people really know about it. Its's a historical event not a movie or what is going on in current events. To me it's what as a kid something we did every year. We went to a bonfire and burned our Guy Fawkes dolls we made in school. It is the 'The Gunpowder Plot' to blow up the house of Lords. Another event in my childhood I still do. I was the kid who wanted to see the bad stuff in history and was often disappointed. I saw no beheadings, no burnings at Smithfield and no wars live and in colour. School trips can let you down.
Growing up in England school trips were so fun to historical sites. The down part was no I didn't see Anne Boleyn beheaded, Lord Nelson win a war or any other of the fun gory stuff. I still love History anyway. So I burn Guy Fawkes he didn't take down the Empire known as Great Britain. I am glad he didn't.
 So no matter what the political people are doing, the image in use is Guy Fawkes, learn the history first. Then let me rule the world with Princess. Sadly no fireworks here in Arizona, but at least it I have cool weather for a change. Lets all repeat the poem we learned in school:

Remember, remember, the 5th of November
The Gunpowder Treason and plot ;
I know of no reason why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.

Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes,
'Twas his intent.
To blow up the King and the Parliament.
Three score barrels of powder below.
Poor old England to overthrow.
By God's providence he was catch'd,
With a dark lantern and burning match

Holloa boys, Holloa boys, let the bells ring
Holloa boys, Holloa boys, God save the King!

Hip hip Hoorah !
Hip hip Hoorah !

A penny loaf to feed ol'Pope,
A farthing cheese to choke him.
A pint of beer to rinse it down,
A faggot of sticks to burn him.
Burn him in a tub of tar,'
Burn him like a blazing star.
Burn his body from his head,
Then we'll say: ol'Pope is dea

To learn more

My Guy Fawkes burning:

So what did you do tonight? Cheers!